These New Puritans’ Jack Barnett – My Music

See the new issue of NME for more on Jack’s choices.


Right now I’m loving…
Noreaga – N.O.R.E.
“It was one of those albums that brought those kind of rhythms into the open, and people could still dance to them.”

My first record…

Nirvana – Nevermind
“It’s tough to remember but my first record was probably ‘Nevermind’ by Nirvana. I used to like Nirvana when I was really, really young, like eight or nine – I was sort of a grunger at a really early age.”

My Saturday night song…

Movado – I’m on The Rock
“It’s a really cracking dancehall piece.”

I wish I’d written…

Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us
“That is the work of a genius. Arrangement-wise it’s incredible, it’s so sparse. It’s so skeletal, you get the skeletal harmony.”

A tearjerker…
Dmitri Shostakovich – 8th String Quartet
“It’s a bit morbid, but he was considering committing suicide when he wrote this piece of music.”

My karaoke song…
Cocteau Twins – Song To The Siren
“It’s a really simple song, and the words are really excellent.”

To make me dance…
J Dilla – Wild
“It’s kind of a cover of ‘Come On Feel The Noize’ by Slade, there’s a little kid singing it in the background, its really weird.”